- The CAVE – Hill Center, Room 252, Busch Campus.
The C.A.V.E. (Collaborative Academic Virtual Environment) is attached to the Computer Science department’s instructional labs, designed to provide a place for student collaboration and group work. The space contains computers, couches, chairs, whiteboards, gaming systems, and a large-screen monitor for presentations and gaming. The C.A.V.E. is also the unofficial home of the Rutgers Undergraduate Association of Computer Scientists, the Rutgers Women in Computer Science club, the Rutgers Linux Users Group, and the Rutgers Creation of Games Society (COGS). Drop into the space, or visit for one of its regularly scheduled activities, such as the weekly hacker hour.
- The Makerspace – UPDATE: The Makerspace is Open from 11 am to 5:00 pm by appointment. All equipment is available. 35 Berrue Circle, Livingston Campus.
The Rutgers Makerspace includes 3D printers, laser cutters, and many other types other types of prototyping equipment. Staffed by a group of engineers, the space is open to the entire university community and is especially helpful for those working on capstone projects. The space is also the headquarters of the New Jersey Makerspace Association. (The closest bus stop to this space is the Quads stop, which is serviced by the B, LX, and REXL routes.)
- The Hack-R-space – Hill Center, Room 254, Busch Campus.
The Hack-R-space is available to students and faculty who are interested in creating projects and bringing cool ideas to fruition. 3D printers, robots, VR systems, and musical instruments (bass, guitar, drums) are some of the available equipment. Contact Charles (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- Innovation Lab – Honors College Building, College Avenue Campus.
The Honors College Innovation Lab contains 3-D printers, mini-computers, a digital design studio, sensor lab, and other gadgetry to test hypotheses, create prototypes, create minimally viable products (MVPs), and run pilot programs.
- EcoComplex – Bordentown
The EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center” is dedicated to moving inventions from the lab to successful real-world applications and to promote New Jersey as a center for clean energy and environmental innovations and enterprises.
- Food Innovation Center – North and South (Piscataway and Bridgeton)
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Food Innovation Center is a unique food business incubator and accelerator that supports established early stage entrepreneurs and existing food companies from concept to commercialization. The Center’s most famous project is the Impossible Burger. Read about the center’s expertise and activities in a Daily Targum Article (Rutgers Student newspaper) from February, 3, 2020.